The Getty


Requisition Number
LT Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Trust - 1441-Grounds and Garden
Grounds Maintenance
Targeted Hiring Range
$21.10 Hourly
ERRP Eligible

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

Performs grounds maintenance activities required for care of fine gardens, public and back of house areas as well as unimproved areas of Getty properties.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, completes grounds maintenance activities including but not limited to gardening, equipment operation, materials transport, agricultural chemical application, and general labor
  • Maintains the appearance and safety of Getty gardens and grounds, including plantings, lawns, trees, hillsides, roads and undeveloped acreage
  • Waters, trims and prunes plants, shrubs, trees, and hedges and sprays pesticides on plantings, when appropriate
  • Monitors soil conditions, puts in new plantings and removes old
  • Maintains irrigation systems and may perform minor plumbing repairs
  • Drives tractors and trucks and operates grounds maintenance equipment and tools
  • May respond to questions about the grounds and gardens


  • High school or GED preferred
  • Previous related work experience
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Requires a California driver's license with fewer than three DMV points
  • Must be able to follow verbal instructions
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather and uneven terrain


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience with landscape tools and equipment such as weed whips, mowers, and hand tools
  • Fundamental knowledge of and experience in grounds care
  • Able to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to use and carry common landscape power tools
  • Ability to work in rough terrain and other adverse landscape conditions
  • Ability to understand spoken communication
  • Willingness and ability to work varied hours and overtime as needed
  • Knowledge and ability to work in team setting or alone
  • Must be capable of prolonged, very physically challenging work including lifting, carrying, twisting, walking knelling as required for landscape work

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.